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Russian denies sex trafficking

Andrey Boyko
Andrey Boyko pleaded not guilty to the trafficking charges

A Russian man has pleaded not guilty to trafficking two teenage girls into the UK for sexual exploitation.

Andrey Boyko, 45, is charged with arranging or facilitating the arrival into the country of two Latvian girls.

Mr Boyko, who had the proceedings translated into his native language, denied both charges when he appeared at Southampton Crown Court.

The defendant was remanded on bail until 30 November after his court appearance earlier.

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